Miami Swim Week took place last month and all of the best and hottest of the swim world were in town to showcase their latest swimwear collections for the fast approaching resort and spring seasons. Largo Drive buyers, Sophie and Olivia, share their Miami travel tips and packing lists for spending the week in sunny South Beach.
It is hot hot hot in Miami, so the less clothes the better. Short shorts, strappy dresses and teeny bikinis are the way to go. Miami exudes a tropical vibe with its warm weather and white sandy beaches, so bright colors and white whites are a must.
Sophie lives in slip dresses and they are the perfect piece to pack for multiple wears and versatility. A good slip dress is easy to wear during the day with sneakers or slides and just add a little heel for a more dress up look for night. The Soludos Tall Wedge is having a major moment for a little strappy height without the pain of traditional heels and would pair perfect for a slip dress moment.
In lieu of flip flops or strappy sandals, this summer has been all about the dressed up slide. We love how easy they are to throw on and go and they make the perfect Miami travel companion. We always pack a sarong for the beach. They're lightweight and are the easiest to throw on for the walk to and from the beach or for hanging at a poolside bar. Not only are they great for the beach but I love to bring them on the plane and use them as a blanket when the AC is blasting. So many uses!
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EAT ALL THE FOOD
We almost literally didn't have a bad meal while in Miami. The coastal town boasts beautiful locales and super tasty bites. See below for our recommendation when you hit up South Beach!
OUR TOP PICKS
Orange Blossom: We ate here on our last day in town and I'm sad we didn't go sooner. A cute little diner between the Nautilus and the W, Orange Blossom exuded a relaxed vibe and featured a large brunch menu. The Huevos Rancheros were divine!
Nautilus Cabana Club: We're probably biased since this is where we stayed, but the breakfast here was bomb! I got the avocado toast twice it was so good. If you're nearby and looking for a solid bite to eat, you can't go wrong sitting on the patio here before heading down to the beach!
El Matador: First things first! Order the arroz con pollo! Just do it! Okay now that that's on the way you can look at the rest of the menu. Other menu standouts - the acorn fed jamon and the maikake mushrooms with goat cheese! Yum! After dinner, head to the basement for a little ice skating or bowling at The Edition hotel.
Mandolin: Whoa! mama was this delicious. A little outside the South Beach strip, this Mediterranean inspired food was well worth the uber ride off the beach. When you walk through their Santorini blue doors you feel like you've been transported straight to the Greek Islands. Dine on freshly made hummus and dips, Kopoglu (an incredible potato and eggplant dish - just try it!), and grilled octopus! Don't leave without trying the Chocolate Cake - it's life changing!
Ceccinos at the Soho House: We came here with a party and had a pre-fixed menu but everything we had was so so good. The burrata was oh so creamy, the salmon perfectly cooked, and the mini key lime pies were just darling. The atmosphere is really what put it over the top though, sitting outside under the stars and trees made this place a real gem.